This document uses data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health and other sources to assess the impact of the National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders that was presented to Congress in 1990.
Major gains are noted, particularly in the areas of services research and prevention.
Investment in research training and career development has been modest and many deserving career development proposals have not been funded.
A major shortcoming in the implementation of the national plan, thus far, has been that the National Institute of Mental Health has not yet taken steps to inform the public concerning the nature and impact of child and adolescent mental disorders.
This report ends with an examination of the declining indicators of the status of children in the United States and the conclusion that concerted efforts are needed to educate all segments of society concerning the latest knowledge about these potentially devastating conditions and what can be done to prevent and treat them.
Our most precious natural resource, our children and youth, is in jeopardy.
It is time to build on advances in related fields of scientific inquiry and to continue to develop the knowledge-base needed to intervene effectively and lessen the enormous human and financial costs associated with these conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Pédopsychiatrie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Programme recherche, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Child psychiatry, United States, North America, America, Research program, Child, Human, Adolescent
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0518533
Code Inist : 002B18D10. Création : 01/03/1996.